Bulldogs Down Cougs

Jan. 28, 2001

FRESNO, Calif.- WSU picked up its third loss of the spring season after No. 39 Fresno State defeated the Cougars 2-5 in Fresno, Saturday.

The Cougars captured two of the three doubles points, making the score 2-1 in favor of WSU going into singles action.

Senior Ana Moura and freshman Stacy McKenna turned in their first win, and the Cougars' first doubles win of the weekend, as they downed Fresno State's Liesl Fichtbauer and Courtney Jantz 9-7 at the No. 2 doubles position. Senior Moniek van de Ven and freshman Lorena Arias also turned in a win for the Cougars as they defeated Ewa Grusiecka and Kelly Ramirez 8-5 at the No. 3 doubles position.

The Cougars were only able to able to capture one win in the singles competition. The win came after team-captain Tamara Filipovic defeated Fresno State's Kelly Ramirez 6-2, 6-1 at the No. 6 position. This was Filipovic's first singles appearance of the weekend.

'I was pleased to get the wins in doubles today,' Cari Groce said. 'We played with a lot of guts on the doubles courts. Overall, I think we showed our inexperience in singles, especially our younger players. I think were going to have to rely heavily on our four veterans, and challenge some of our freshman to step up.'

Junior Erica Perkins will head to Dallas, Texas, Tuesday to compete in the Rolex National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships. Perkins qualified for the tournament during the fall season. The rest of the Cougars will have a week to recoup before heading to Las Vegas, February 10-11.

-Go Cougs-

Singles Results

No. 1-Kim Niggemeyer (FSU) d. #51 Erica Perkins (WSU) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2

No. 2- Liesl Fichtbauer (FSU) d. Ana Moura (WSU) 6-2, 6-0

No. 3- Simone Jardim (FSU) d. Zorana Rogonovic 6-2, 6-2

No. 4- Ewa Grusiecka (FSU) d. Stacy McKenna (WSU) 6-4, 6-2

No. 5- Courtney Jantz (FSU) d. Lorena Arias (WSU) 6-3, 6-2

No. 6- Tamara Filipovic (WSU) d. Kelly Ramirez (FSU) 6-2, 6-1


No. 1- Jardim/Niggemayer (FSU) d. Perkins/Filopovic (WSU), 8-5

No. 2- Moura/McKenna (WSU) d. Fichtbauer/Jantz (FSU), 9-7

No. 3- Arias/van de Ven (WSU) d. Grusiecka/ Ramirez (FSU), 8-5

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